Leader racing tip’s Irish Grand National winner Burrows Saint

Stoute has the power at Newbury
Stoute has the power at Newbury

THE Costa Blanca and Costa Calida racing correspondent Andrew Atkinson once again tipped a big race winner – when the Willie Mullins trained Burrows Saint won the BoyleSports Irish Grand National.

Jockey Ruby Walsh was successful on 6-1 shot Burrows Saint – who landed a gamble – in the 30 runners field at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday.

Well-backed favourite Burrows Saint, tipped each way, was confidently rode by Walsh – going on three from home – to win: “I want to win,” said Walsh, winning the Irish Grand National race for a third time.

Mullins completed a 1-2-3, with Walsh getting the pick of rides on unexposed Burrows Saint, a surprise choice according to Mullins.

“I was a little surprised Ruby chose him -I thought he might go for something with more experience,” said Mullins.

Burrows Saint made mistakes, but got into rhythm once the 3 miles 5 furlongs race slowed down: “He got travelling really well in a lovely position and jumped super most of the way,” said Walsh.

Trainer Mullins added: “The win shows what kind of ability he might have in the future. It was a tremendous result – delighted to win it for the yard too.”

*Read The Costa Blanca and Costa Calida Leader racing correspondent Andrew Atkinson – who tipped Tiger Roll to win the Aintree Grand National – weekly Saturday tips and interviews, Online every Friday at www.theleader.info

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